esperanta

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Esperanto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /espeˈranta/
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  • Hyphenation: es‧pe‧ran‧ta
  • Rhymes: -anta

Etymology 1[edit]

A conjugated form of esperi ("to hope") using the active present participle suffix -anta.

Adjective[edit]

esperanta (accusative singular esperantan, plural esperantaj, accusative plural esperantajn)

  1. singular present active participle of esperi

Etymology 2[edit]

From Esperanto (Esperanto) +‎ -a (adjective suffix), following the custom to not capitalize adjectives.

Alternative forms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

esperanta (accusative singular esperantan, plural esperantaj, accusative plural esperantajn)

  1. of or pertaining to Esperanto
Usage notes[edit]

To differentiate the two meanings of the word, the capitalized form Esperanta is commonly used when the second definition is meant.


Ido[edit]

Verb[edit]

esperanta

  1. present active participle of esperar